Celebrancy is an ARTform.
My name is Caroline Higgins and I have been a practicing Commonwealth Registered Celebrant since 2004 and a Trainer of prospective Celebrants since 2008. Having studied the History and Development of Ceremony as part of the Diploma in Celebrancy, I quickly realized there is so much more to every ceremony than meets the eye.
A ceremony well executed has a profound effect on all who witness it and I am happy to be a part of this incredible human experience where we pause and reflect, away from our ordinary routines.
I invite you to view and read the Archive page which has photos and testimonials from previous ceremonies I have performed. Being a Celebrant is the most meaningful and deeply satisfying experience one could wish to explore because every ceremony is a new artwork with new artists.My faith and conviction in the process continues as I have witnessed that ceremony creates a transformation and that through the power of this change, those involved can rise above the inexplicable state of affairs that we as human beings on this earth find ourselves in, and touch a deeper feeling of shared humanity.
Sacred time and sacred space are chosen for a ceremony as it gives power to the ritual practice to be undertaken. Ritual comes from the Sanskrit ‘rita’ which refers to both ART and ORDER.
Ceremony as an ‘art form’ provides organic order, a dynamic expression through which the energy of an event can reach its larger meaning. Ceremony is used as a bridge and an entrance into a new state of awareness, celebrating the evolutionary process in our lives and those whom we care deeply for. Experiencing a well-crafted ceremony sustains and shapes our emotional attitudes, provides us with life purposes and energizes us. It offers both meaning and momentum. As much as I feel the depth of ceremony being very important I also feel that the joy of being present and in the moment elating . So let us create true ceremony, true meaning and celebrate all life!